Biafra Is Long Dead, Remember Ojukwu Was Buried With Nigeria Flag – Yoruba Man Reminds Nnamdi Kanu

Col Ojukwu the founder of biafra died as a Nigerian. He died in the UK after a long illness, aged 78. The Nigerian Army accorded him the highest military accolade and conducted a funeral parade for him in Abuja, his coffin was draped in a Nigerian flag during his burial.
Before his death, Ojukwu ran for President of a united Nigeria.
His wife Bianca after his death was made the Nigerian Ambassador to Spain. His son, Mr Emeka Ojukwu, also contested in the 2015 Federal House of Representatives election in Nigeria.
The war had come and gone. The story of the war and what led to it has been told, is being told and will continue to be told.
What seems to me a human tragedy all through ages is the inability of man to learn a good lesson from the past so as to avoid the pitfall of those who had gone before.
There is also the innate and unconscious desire of man to remain oblivious of the lessons of the past. He hopes and believes that the past can be ignored, that the present is what matters, that no mistakes of the present can be as serious and grievous as the mistakes of the past.
As a result history tends to repeat itself. However, there are exceptions of nations and men who had learnt from history to avoid collective and individual disasters or a repetition of such disasters.
I feel confident that Nigeria must join the group of these happy exceptions if we are to have political stability, economic progress, integrated development, social justice, contentment and be the epicenter of African solidarity. Since the end of the civil war, Nigeria has made considerable progress in all these areas.
Written by: Olawale Ogunjobi a political analyst and public commentator.

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  1. From time immemorial, man has always been longing to live freely in a conducive, peaceful and comfortable environment where he can fully achieve his dreams without hindrance.Man has never wanted to be subjected under another man’s will,contrary to his own will.And in a society where freedom is lacking to man, the opposite, ultimately, will become the order of the day which is slavery.There will always be crisis in that society where man perceive slavery ;there will always be cry for justice. And if justice is denied, peace will be denied of in that society.
    In the light of the above fact,Ojukwu had not made any mistake for leading the session of 1967 of eastern Nigeria .Having perceived injustices in the land, and to make the matter worse, the Aburi accord that could’ve saved the situation was thrown to the bin.
    Being sincere to ourselves and avoiding ethnic or tribal sentiments, The reasons why Ojukwu led the session of 1967 are still available and glaring. Even though he did not succeed and later sought political relevance in Nigeria, this does not mean that Biafra has died :it can’t never die!Ojukwu is revered by the Igbos till morrow, even though he has died, because of his bravery, his strong -will,his genuine love for his people etc.Another man like him (Nnamdi Kanu) has just picked up the Biafra struggle from where he stopped with different approach .This tells us that Biafra can never die, even if a person leading the Struggle dies.The truth is freedom is very dear to man in the face of injustices and slavery.Self-determination as enshrined in the UN law, is an undeniable right of indigenous people who want to up out of an existing country .And in a civilized society where such right is being sought for without arm-struggle,referendum remains the solution. But in the case of Nigeria, referendum has been interpreted to war.Isn’t fair to say that Nigeria is not civilized? What bothers me most is that some few people are just hell bent to maintain the status quo of Nigeria at all cost even though it’s glaring that it’s not working. These people want to force their evil will underlined in one Nigeria at all cost. May God help that country oo!

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